Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Burris Timberline 4.5-14x32 Scope Review

Burris Timberline 4.5-14x32 Scope Review


During my Ruger 10/22 Sporter Redue build, I used the newer Burris Timberline 4.5-14x32 scope and since, have been extremely impressed with what it has delivered.  This build was pure and simply a trick shot betting machine to take money from friends, family, and acquaintances and it works wonderfully. Part of that subdued look is the compact Timberline scope which delivers big advantages is a very small package.



Burris’s new $300 street ($415 MSRP) priced 1”-tubed Timberline 4.5-14x32 scope looks the part of a 10/22 sized optic, but with very clear optics and all the capabilities and features of a full sized optic. The Timberline is sized nearly identical to your standard 3-9 power .22 rated scope that rides on most 10/22s, however it is far from a budget optic and is a fully recoil-proof rated scope for any caliber. Beyond the double-spring tensioned reticle and repeatable steel-on-steel clicks for windage and elevation adjustment, and multi-coated and indexed lenses, the Timberline had several other features which I find critical on a 10/22 when shooting for accuracy.  


The Burris Timberline features a parallax adjustment from a stunningly short 7 yards to infinity to eliminate parallax error which increases the closer the target is. At 7-yards parallax error can be significant. The scope features a wide and higher 4.5-14 magnification range than your average 3-9 power optic to improve precision a bit, and a Ballistic reticle which allows you to establish known aiming points with your ammo of choice.  Need to kill a fly swarming the target at 10-yards and then hit a 12-gauge hull at 100-yards? No problem this optic has the flexibility and clarity to get the job done with ease.


Previously I had a full sized Burris MilDot FullField optic and it performed marvelously, however it looked gigantic on the 10/22. The Timberline also features up to 5" of eye relief to keep the riflescope well away from your eye no matter what hard kicking load you use.


This is not a shortcut optic on budgets, but a smaller and more compact high end optic. The price of an optic increases exponentially as the size of the glass increases, so with the smaller size, Burris was able to keep the price down and still deliver premium clairt which includes top grade optical glass with index-matched HiLume lens multicoatings.


If you are building a precision 10/22, which still provides low enough power for moving criters, this is a great optic option.  Because the Burris Timberline 4.5-14x32 is fully rated for high recoil calibers, it would be a great addition to something like a lightweight 308 build as well.  Excellent optic which has more than paid for itself.



SPECS
Model: 4.5-14-32
Field of View (Feet@100 Yards) Low - High: 17-6.3
Exit Pupil (mm) Low - High: 7.1-2.3
Click Value (Inch@100yards): .125
Max Adj. (Inch@100yards): 30
Weight (Ounces): 15
Main Tube Diameter: 1 in.
$279-$300 Street Price


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